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Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training

Registration for this training is now closed. If you would like to know the next time this training will be offered, please contact cconnelly@catalystconnection.org.


The foundational skills required to effectively understand and utilize information in drawings for manufacturing processes.

Course Objectives

Participants of Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training are introduced to the foundational aspects of reading and interpreting technical drawings.  At completion of the course, the participants will be equipped to identify and understand key information included on engineering prints.

Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training – Course Overview

The course will be conducted in person using a combination of instructor lead presentation material, student workbook exercises, and group discussions to cover the material.  If possible, students are encouraged to bring electronic drawing samples to aid in applying concepts to their particular needs.

Course Outline

The major topics of Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training will include:

  1. Engineering Drawing Format
  2. Line Conventions
  3. Drawing Views: Orthographic, Section, and Auxiliary
  4. Detail and Assembly Drawings
  5. Manufacturing Terms, Specifications and Callouts
  6. General Dimensioning Practices
  7. GD&T Introductory Overview
  8. Surface Texture, Threads, and Welding

Who Should Attend Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training

This foundational course is recommended for those with a need to understand engineering prints: production staff (assemblers, fabricators, welders, etc) and other manufacturing roles (estimators, quality technicians, inspectors, etc), particularly those new to the manufacturing field.


Course Materials Provided During Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format Training

Course includes a reference guide/exercise book you will receive the day of the training.  A certification of attendance will be provided upon completion.


About the Trainer

Matt Minner, Senior Consultant, Technical Services

Matt Minner serves Catalyst Connection clients as the Senior Consultant, Technical Services. Prior to joining Catalyst Connection, Matt spent 12 years in the manufacturing and mining sectors with Caterpillar supporting worldwide dealer partners and global mining customers.  His tenure was focused on customer relationship management, product development, service management, and continuous improvement and as a result, he is accomplished in technical issue management, problem solving, lean principles, and partner management processes.

Matt provides project management across various project areas, as well as provides consulting services on technology projects including Roadmap to Growth, Technology Selection, Strategic Planning, Automation and Robotics Implementation, and more. In addition, he manages the team’s third party relationships on projects. His expertise in these areas is a welcome addition to the Catalyst Connection team. Matt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Virginia Tech. He also has extensive experience working in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.

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